In conclusion, I take pleasure in testifying to the efficient and valuable services of John F. Burgin and C. Latimer, division engineers, who have on all occasions manifested an untiring zeal in the prosecution of work committed to their charge.
Summary of work done on the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad from March 15 to April 29, 1865: Ninety-four miles of track opened and repaired; 12 miles of track rebuilt; 4,400 linear feet of bringing; 20,000 cross-ties cut and delivered; 57,000 cubic feet of timber cut for bridging; 19 switches put in; 18 frogs put in; 5 water-tanks erected.
Summary of work done on the Chattanooga and Atlanta line from May 10 to May 31, 1865: Eighteen miles of track railed; 1,000 linear feet of bridging; 6 frogs and switches put in; 4 tanks erected.
Ten miles of the above track were laid with burnt iron, which we straightened; five miles with the U-rail taken from the Nashville and Chattanooga line, and three miles with new iron.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
L. H. EICHOLTZ,
Acting Chief Engineer, Government Railroads,
Military Division of the Mississippi.
WAR DEPT., PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S BUREAU,
Washington, D. C., June 1, 1865.
Supt. Recruiting for Colored Troops, Beaufort, S. C.:
The Secretary of War directs that all enlistment of colored troops be immediately discontinued throughout the United States.
Acknowledge receipt of this order.
JAMES B. FRY,
(Same to Major-General Palmer, Louisville, Ky.; Major-General Gillmore, Hilton Head, S. C.; Major-General Wilson, Macon, Ga.; Colonel W. H. Sidell, Louisville, Ky.; Captain Leslie Smith, Hilton Head, S. C.)
Washington, D. C., June 2, 1865.
RESTRICTIONS ON TRADE.
Ordered, That any and all military restrictions upon trade in any of the States or Territories of the United States, except in articles contraband of war, shall cease from and after the present date.
By order of the President:
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 105.
Washington, June 2, 1865.
REDUCTION OF VOLUNTEER ARTILLERY.
Department commanders will at once reduce their batteries of volunteer light artillery to the number absolutely required under existing